The section of Scripture that we are looking at this morning is in many cases the most amazing description of the Church. We are the body of Christ. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul likens those who have been born into the body of Christ to the human body. The human body is an amazing work of God our Creator.
In our human body, there are many members. Some members are visible to the human eye and some are not visible. Some appear to be more necessary and some appear to be unnecessary. But by God’s creative design, every part of the human body is necessary. Likewise, by The Spirit’s re-creative power, every part of the body of Christ is necessary.
Paul will repeatedly drive home the message that God has designed the distinctions and differences within the body of Christ in a marvelous way and for a special purpose. The eye, ear, hand, nose, and foot are all different, but they are all a part of the body. They need to work together. Can you imagine a hand picking up a fork and plunging it into the eye because it did not like the way it looked at it? What God has designed to be something beautiful, Satan desires to turn into something ugly.
May The Spirit of God open our eyes to see these Scriptures this morning with the prayer of Jesus in John 17 in the forefront of our mind. May we repent of any and all divisive, proud, and sinful attitudes that accomplish the purposes of Satan, instead of the purposes of God.